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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Hey!

Filed under: Strange(r) Encounters — jungzx @ 11:48 am
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I was heading home this morning, taking a shortcut through that dingy little building I walk through everyday, and somebody I passed said “Hey!”

It wasn’t a scary Omigod please don’t rob me! hey. Nor was it a Shit I swear I didn’t do it I DIDN’T DO IT! hey. It was a friendly familiar hey. The kind of hey that’s usually to attached to a How are you? or Musta?

I continued walking past the hey-sayer, and pretended not to hear (because I’m a snob like that). But I turned around when I was sure I wouldn’t be seen, and — HUH. It was Young Pirate, the dude I (almost) always buy DVDs from.

I was thinking: The DVD vendor dude said “Hey.” Not a creepy “Hi, miss.” (that I’m used to getting in that area damn it) or even just a “Hi” or “Hello.” But a nice friendly English “Hey!”

Sosyal.

Weird.

Then I walked on home, scratching my head in befuddlement.

4 Comments »

  1. LOL. He must’ve been watching too many of his own DVDs. :P

    Comment by Ade — Sunday, August 10, 2008 @ 3:14 pm | Reply

  2. itd be funnier if the pirate said bonjour or hola. pero sosyal nga naman ang hey. hehe :)

    Comment by Travis — Sunday, August 10, 2008 @ 10:18 pm | Reply

  3. LOL. Ok yun ah, sosyal si pirate. Hehe.

    I remembered walking in Manila, as in dun sa city hall, busy part of Manila… and there was this tindero with a net full of shellfish and he was yelling, “scallops! scallops!”

    Since then, I’ve been searching for the tagalog word for scallops. And I guess he had no other way to say it aside form the sosyal way. Haha.

    Comment by anna o — Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 2:46 pm | Reply

  4. @Ade: I can just imagine Young Pirate going all Joey Tribiani on me. “How you doin’?” Eeh.

    @Travis: They don’t sell foreign films kasi. Hahaha.

    @Anna O.: … WOW. My mind went blank. What is “scallops” in Tagalog?! That’s just like “toothpaste.” Damn it. -_-;;

    Comment by jungzx — Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 3:43 pm | Reply


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